Tuesday, February 02, 2016

WhatsApp Joins the Billion Users Club - Digits - WSJ

For more on possible business models, see WhatsApp Ditches $1 Annual Fee, Tests Business Accounts But No Ads, Says CEO (TechCrunch)

"WhatsApp, the bare-bones messaging app owned by Facebook Inc., now boasts a billion users a month, a key point on its road to profitability.

About 42 billion messages and 1.6 billion photos are shared daily over the seven-year-old app, the company announced Monday. Users also send 250 million videos every day and have created 1 billion groups.

Facebook bought WhatsApp about two years ago in a deal worth about $22 billion. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has previously said he expects WhatsApp to contribute to the company’s bottom line after it hits roughly a billion users."
WhatsApp Joins the Billion Users Club - Digits - WSJ
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